From the Library of Philip Johnson

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A Kickstarter campaign started by Birch Books Conservation owner Birch Cooper will see the library collection of Philip Johnson’s Glass House collated in a new book – The Library of : Selections from the Glass House. Conceived as a resource for architects, architecture aficionados, and the general public, the book will illuminate many of the philosophies and ideologies that Johnson contributed to American modernism. Featured under the cover will be 100 selections that have been photographed and researched with a brief synopsis by the authors, in addition to the inventory list of all the books contained within the Library Studio of . With an anticipated publishing date later this fall, it will be Birch Books Conservation’s first publication. Containing over 350 photographic illustrations, the 250 page volume is sure to be an excellent addition to any architecture collection.

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All funds from the book sales are to be donated and reinvested into the preservation of the physical books within the Library Studio building of Philip Johnson, on site in New Canaan, Connecticut.

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Be sure to visit the Kickstarter site here and Birch Books Conservation.


Cite: Winstanley, Tim. "From the Library of Philip Johnson" 20 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 May 2015. <>